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Monday, February 25, 2008

A blog on all cylinders


Andrea Mohn, NYTimes



Joseph Mailander a guy in laelsewhereemail

Readers of the nation's fishwrap of record were treated this morning to an inside look at Talking Points Memo, Josh Marshall's award-winning blog from the left. "I think of us as journalists; the medium we work in is blogging," he tells the Times.

But what caught my eye was the photo on the jump page of the blog's NY office. That's a room with damn few amenities other than cool flatscreens; crammed, dormitorial, trivial windows, with what looks to be both a swamp cooler and a thermostat that's always left unhinged, it looks a lot like a boilerroom operation.

Marshall says he "makes in the neighborhood of what successful political journalists make" without disclosing figures. And the rest?

The article, btw, is in the paper's business section, but doesn't get too much into the business end of the blog.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Jack Hoff said:

Mr. M., on the plus side, they do have hardwood floors and folding chairs...!

February 25, 2008 2:28 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

The Mayor Sam studios needs to get some of those fancy monitors on the wall!

February 25, 2008 4:02 PM  

Blogger Valley Doll said:

Oooh-la-la!

Check out the snazzy rug!

xoxo

February 25, 2008 4:41 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Pay Pal time!!

February 25, 2008 4:43 PM  

Anonymous ghost of los angeles said:

The bloggers in the photo aren't exhibiting the best ergonomic posture, either!

February 25, 2008 5:10 PM  

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